Wyckoff Local Business Forum

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Has Anyone Had Any Luck With Social Media Marketing for a Lawn Care Business?
Asked by Austin, Elgin, SC on Aug 07, 2017 • Tagged in Yelp

Ive recently signed up for Yelp and some others

    Michael Kukol from Horizon Landscape Company
    Wyckoff Area • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Yes, social media is key when connecting with your customers, to build credibility, and to acquire new clients. The hardest part is keeping up and not using it so... (more)

Restaurants, What Are Your Thoughts on Using Online Food Ordering Systems?
Asked by Adam, Fort Lauderdale, FL on Jul 20, 2017 • Tagged in Business Website

Any restaurant owners using Yelp Eat24 or Grubhub's online ordering system? If so can you tell me if the service is worth the cost?

    Denise Kimball from Allendale Eats
    Wyckoff Area • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, July 21, 2017

    We use Grubhub and it seems to be good but they do take quite a bit of the profits - we did 20% to start so we could build some following and going to cut it down... (more)

If You Write a Book About Your Industry, Where Do You Look for a Good Editor/publisher?
Asked by Lorraine, Allendale, NJ on Jun 01, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Say you have written a book about a topic related to your business or field. Say you want it edited and published. Where would you look for a good editor or... (more)

    Tracy Swan from Smart As A Fox llc
    7 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, June 2, 2017

    I have a fabulous editor and am happy to pass on her information and see if she has time. Let me know.

Are You Incorporating Social Media Into Your Marketing Efforts?
Asked by Julio, San Antonio, TX on May 16, 2017 • Tagged in Google
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Does your business use Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram? Why or why Not?

    Michael Kukol from Horizon Landscape Company
    Wyckoff Area • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Absolutely! It is a place where people are "hanging-out" daily several times during the day. It opens your business up to great exposure. If you are a business owner... (more)

What Do Other Landscaping Businesses Use for Estimating Software?
Posted on May 16, 2017 • Tagged in Software
    Michael Kukol from Horizon Landscape Company
    Wyckoff Area • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, May 18, 2017

    We use LMN and it has real redefined our business and how we estimate. It syncs right to QB for billing and time sheets. It gives you a new perspective on selling... (more)

Who Should Be Consulted First For Work Requiring A Permit: The Contractor Or The Architect?
Asked by Patrick, Bronx, NY on Mar 01, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice

A client wants to renovate their property and will need work permits. If working without a permit DOB will issue violations with fines exceeding $5,000

    Sharon L. Sherman from Thyme & Place Design LLC
    Wyckoff Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    This becomes a question like "who comes first the chicken or the egg". As a designer who sees the whole space as a living environment, I have found the best projects... (more)

Realtors and Brokers, What's An Affordable Lead Generation Program?
Asked by Hollie Ria, Rockledge, FL on May 07, 2017 • Tagged in Sales Tools

I am looking for an affordable lead gen tool to get new clients looking to buy or sell a home. Can anyone help?

    Ron Aiosa from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    Wyckoff Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    I see a lot of people saying to stay away from lead generation sources and I agre that relationship building is important but the most successful teams in the entire... (more)

What's The Best Route To Finding Investors To Help Fund Real Estate Projects When Your Network Isn't Overly Large?
Asked by Brian, Vanier, ON on Apr 09, 2017 • Tagged in Real Estate

I have several good quality real estate projects ready to go, but I don't have enough investors to participate. People say if you have a good investment, the money... (more)

    Karen Uzzalino-Paladino from Coldwell banker
    Wyckoff Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    pool resources and create an investment group offering a return on the investment as you manage the process and progress of the development. Hard to detail the... (more)

What's Price Got To Do With Sales?
Asked by Rodney, Philadelphia, PA on Jan 31, 2017 • Tagged in Selling

In my professional opinion, the price objection isn't something we should work to overcome if priced accurately. Instead of defending your price, simply acknowledge... (more)

    Joseph Wesley from JNL Creative Tours, LLC
    Wyckoff Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    One makes the choice if their business is a negotiable commodity or a valued service. If the latter (my preference), then the focus is on the unique engagement that... (more)

Does Anyone Else Still Believe In Face To Face Networking?
Asked by Mary Ann, Ontario, CA on Jan 12, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth

If so, what are you looking for in a networking group?

    Joseph Wesley from JNL Creative Tours, LLC
    Wyckoff Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    At the very least, networking groups provides an environment to hone your skills as you better define your market and yourself. Much like dating, realizing mutual... (more)